For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a mom. I knew I wanted more than one child and I knew I would be good at it, no matter what. I never really thought about whether I wanted to have a girl or a boy, but I guess I just wanted to have one of each, at least. I never dreamed I would become one of those boy moms who laughs at boy stuff and knows boy things and enjoys what it means to truly be a #boymom.
Humorous Things All Boy Moms Must Know
Being a boy mom, there is always lots to learn. I am blessed with a wonderful husband who helps me daily to raise this boy into a man, but I know that times can get tough and if you’re reading this, you are probably looking for a few things to either (a) laugh at with me, or (b) learn from my experiences. This post is probably going to only scratch the surface of all the humorous things to learn from being a boy mom, but here are my thoughts on the top 5 humorous things all boy moms must know.
Farts are funny
I’m just going to get this one out of the way because it is number one in my house right now. Anything to do with farts, their sounds, their smells, their timing…it’s all funny. Oh come on, Mom, you know you want to giggle when your little boy thinks it’s funny to fart on his daddy’s (or his sibling’s) head. I know these boys can smell awful at times, and their farts are even worse, but believe me if you’re new to the fart thing, you’ll eventually find it funny.
Jokes are essential
Mom, you need to learn a few good jokes. Let me give you one to get started.
A bear and a rabbit are pooping in the woods. The bear says to the rabbit, “Do you have trouble with poop sticking to your fur?” and the rabbit replies, “why, no, I don’t”. The bear then picks up the rabbit and wipes his butt with the rabbit’s fur.
This one gets a great laugh from a 5-6 year old! Of course, when my husband first told this joke to Benjamin at age 4, we got lots of questions. “Why didn’t they have toilet paper?” and “Were they friends?”.
How to fart with your armpit
I’m just saying this because I have been asked more than once to teach this skill to my boy. I don’t know how yet, but I assume that in a few years I will have to learn or be taught BY my son. If you know the secret already, will you teach me so I can be Super Cool Mom this week?
Pooping is funny
As much trouble as we had with Benjamin and potty training, we are just about past all of it now, and pooping has become funny. Believe me, to a boy, all poops are funny (see the joke above). We have had conversations about poop, the size, the smell, the length… Well, I’ll spare you the details, but if you want to be a sane boy mom, just accept it. Poops are funny.
The names of all 4 Ninja Turtles
Who would have thought that the Ninja Turtles would still be around this long! I watched them as a child and I couldn’t get their names straight back then, but now they’re back and I still can’t remember the names.
But, this one is not just about Ninja Turtles. You should probably also know all about the characters on SpongeBob SquarePants, Caillou, Paw Patrol, Octonauts, Sesame Street…you know, all of your kid’s favorites.